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Activists build Kurdish solidarity demo

Issue No. 2490

Kurdish protesters in London

Kurdish protesters in London (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Turkish state forces massacred 60 people in a basement in the Kurdish district of Cizre on Sunday of last week.

There is strong evidence that it was a mass execution planned in advance and was designed to break Kurdish resistance.

Nine people were burned to death and one child was shot by state forces in another basement a few days earlier.

The authorities imposed a lockdown in the area last December, preventing any movement or normal life.

These murders have given further impetus to solidarity activists in Britain. They are building for the first national Kurdish solidarity demonstration in Britain.

The demonstration is set to take place on 6 March and will assemble at 12 noon at the BBC in Portland Place in central London.

It’s slogans are “Break the Silence” and “Stop Turkey’s War on the Kurds”.

One of the demands is for the British government to put pressure on Turkey to stop these attacks and return to negotiations with the Kurdish liberation movement.

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